New American Standard Bible
"What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops.
King James Bible
What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
Darby Bible Translation
What I say to you in darkness speak in the light, and what ye hear in the ear preach upon the houses.
World English Bible
What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in the ear, proclaim on the housetops.
Young's Literal Translation
that which I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light, and that which you hear at the ear, proclaim on the house-tops.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
What I say to you in darkness ... - That is, in "secret," in "private," in "confidence. The private instructions which I give you while with me do you proclaim publicly, on the "house-top." The "house-top," the flat roof, was a public, conspicuous place. See 2 Samuel 16:22. See also the notes at Matthew 9:1-8.
LibraryThe Obscure Apostles
'These twelve Jesus sent forth.'--MATT. x. 5. And half of 'these twelve' are never heard of as doing any work for Christ. Peter and James and John we know; the other James and Judas have possibly left us short letters; Matthew gives us a Gospel; and of all the rest no trace is left. Some of them are never so much as named again, except in the list at the beginning of the Acts of the Apostles; and none of them except the three who 'seemed to be pillars' appear to have been of much importance in the …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The King's Charge to his Ambassadors
Enduring to the End
The oracle concerning the valley of vision. What is the matter with you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops?
"Whoever is on the housetop must not go down to get the things out that are in his house.
"Accordingly, whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in the inner rooms will be proclaimed upon the housetops.
"Go, stand and speak to the people in the temple the whole message of this Life."
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